Cheryl began her personal yoga journey while still in high school in the late 70's.
However, it was in her early 20’s, after recovering from a long illness, she found fitness and movement and a renewed love for Yoga. Her recovery came slowly, the internet didn’t exist ‘back in the old days’ and living in a rural area there weren’t any yoga studios. Luckily she had books, and a voracious love of learning. By the mid-1980’s she was living in a small town in Middle Tennessee and she began teaching fitness & wellness classes at the Shelbyville recreation center. It was Old school aerobics and she loved it! Over the years she began incorporating her love of yoga into all of her classes. She also integrated yoga while working with her personal training clients.
Throughout the years Cheryl taught in many gyms and a few yoga studios but Cheryl envisioned a different kind of yoga center. She longed for a center that didn’t have 10 different styles of yoga and 25 different teachers, she wanted an intimate setting for people to explore how yoga, movement and breath work could help them live healthier lives. To heal and be free from pain. Her vision came to life and she opened The Chattanooga Yoga Center in 2014.
She is a Certified Yoga Teacher and Certified Yoga Therapist through The International Yoga Therapy Association. She is a certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness instructor. Cheryl has over 30 years of teaching experience and 10’s of thousands of hours teaching yoga and healthy movement.
She is also certified at the Master level in Reiki Healing and is a certified Life coach. More than anything she loves watching her students grow and heal.
They inspire her more and more every day to continue to learn and to grow herself.